Eastern Front is a free mod for Company of Heroes. Following the ethos of mimicking a Relic Entertainment expansion pack, Eastern Front has succeeded in adding two full new factions, the Soviet Red Army and the German Ostheer, packed with unique and exciting units to the existing armies - a feat never before achieved in the Company of Heroes world.

Report article RSS Feed Ostheer Update 6: Ostheer Army Troops

Time for the next sneaky peaky!!! This time Ostheer Command Tree will be unveiled... but remember that it's alpha stage. Cheers!

Posted by blackbishop on Apr 14th, 2011

This time we'll show the commander tree options you will have when playing the Ostheer. They are named Army Support Troops, Army Elite Troops and Army Fortress Troops.

Army Support Troops

Luftwaffe Support

  • Luftwaffe Recon Command - 2CP (Calls on Air Command Sdkfz/263 and allows Storch Recon planes to be used. You need to have the Air Command Sdkfz/263 on the field to call recon runs and Ju 87 'Stuka' support.)
  • Brandenburger - 2CP (Airdrop of special infantry -> NO linking with SdKfz. 263!!)
  • Aces High! 3CP (Gains Ju 87 dive bombing ability, requires Air Command Sdkfz/263 to be on the field.)

Foreign Support

  • Foreign Volunteers - 2CP (Call-in a single random Foreign squad)
  • Fear factor - 2CP (Accuracy against Ostheer units decreased for limited time)
  • Foreign Battlegroup - 3CP (Call-in two random Foreign squads and 2 Foreign Tanks)

Army Elite Troops

Assault Battalion

  • Jaegers - 3CP (Call on a squad of highly trained sharpshooters)
  • Panzerkrieg! - 2CP (Infantry fight better when near friendly tanks)
  • Tiger Production - 3CP (Replace Panther with a buildable Tiger I)

Elite Battalion

  • Infantry Recon - 1CP (Infantry sight range's increased)
  • Ostkrieg! - 3CP (Infantry receive a range and damage bonus when fighting from cover and buildings)
  • Elefant - 5CP (Call-in the feared Elefant Tank Destroyer)

Army Fortress Troops

Improved Defences

  • Improved Fortifications - 2CP (Pioneers can construct Panzernests and Tripwires)
  • Improved Communications - 2CP (Field HQs can still operate when in isolated territory)
  • Wespe - 3CP (Call-on the 105mm Wespe Self-propelled howitzer)

Improved Supply

  • Prioritised Support - 2CP (For a short period of time Ostheer produce more resources)
  • Prioritised Weapons - 2CP (For a short period of time Ostheer produce units faster)
  • Royal Tiger - 5CP (Call in a Tiger II Henschel)

Meanwhile from the front...

* Remember that skins and the Doctrines are WIP. They aren't final so expect it to change a little bit as time goes. If you want to discuss the doctrine you can join us to: Easternfront.org

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HounderKnight Apr 15 2011 says:

Elefant...? Yes please.

Looking good, guys. :)

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happy81 Apr 15 2011 says:

\m/ o.0 \m/ rock that elefant!!

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Panzert Apr 15 2011 says:

Awesome doctrines. Though I'm curious as to what these 'foreign tanks' are.

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Panzert Apr 15 2011 replied:

oh and what would a 'panzernest' be?

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βéϯд Apr 15 2011 replied:

probably an AT gun bunker or something as the name refers to an anti tank sturcture / bunker :) also it can be a dugout where tanks can drive into , giving better protection and only the top part visible.

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Revo1uzzer Apr 15 2011 replied:

Is is a small bunker manufactured as a trailer and mobile and is for infantry with MGs...

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Shadowmetroid Apr 15 2011 replied:

Some sort of steel bunker. ;)
There's a pic in the forum post.
Just scroll down.

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blackbishop Author
blackbishop Apr 15 2011 replied:

@CranialWizard from EF forums found a better picture:


Yes, it's a small metal bunker armed with an MG. But the bunker is static.

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Genghis91 Apr 15 2011 says:

Who are the foreigners to be? Italians? Hungarians? Japanese? (joking about japanese sorry)

looks great :)

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Tpiom Apr 15 2011 says:

Most interesting... I'm mostly speechless!

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abyssknight_13 Apr 15 2011 says:

wohhooo!!! nice Doctrines, though i kinda expected the doctrine names to be like army group south,center and north (like the forum guys suggested)....well, glad to see the foreign troops (suggested in the forums) be brought to life here....can't wait to see next updates. nore pics for the Ostheer next, Please???

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godzillafirefox Apr 15 2011 says:

looks great

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EliteAssassin Apr 15 2011 says:


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GriffinZ Apr 15 2011 says:

I hope that means panzer 38 (t)

it looks like a medium tank, but is tiny <3

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Panzert Apr 15 2011 replied:

wouldn't fare too well against t-34s which is obviously the standard tank for the Russians. But then again, neither would the H35.

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GriffinZ Apr 15 2011 replied:

neither did the Hotchkiss H35 (f) :p

pz38(t) it was used pretty late war against partisans, so I guess it will cut it.

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CasanovaFrankenstein Apr 15 2011 says:

First off, I just want to say what an excellent job you guys are doing with this mod! It's nice to see a game with an active community such as Company of Heroes.

I just wanted to add my two cents regarding the Ostheer doctrines(which sound really cool). Regarding the "Aces High!" ability, I'm assuming that the time frame for units in game is mid-to-late war? If that's the case then it might be more accurate to replace the Ju 87 with one of the Focke-Wulf 190 fighter bomber variants, since the "stuka" was largely obsolete by 1943. This, however, is just nitpicking so please don't be offended. Can't wait to see the finished product, keep up the good work!

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BurroDiablo Creator
BurroDiablo Apr 15 2011 replied:

People seem to have unanimously agreed that they'd love to see the Stuka in since it's an iconic piece of machinery.

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CasanovaFrankenstein Apr 15 2011 replied:

I wouldn't disagree with that, the Ju87 is definitely an icon of the Blitzkrieg. Thanks for the reply.

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PredatorofStealth Apr 15 2011 says:


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SaintDaveUK Creator
SaintDaveUK Apr 16 2011 replied:

Actually it's Gebirgsjager. They are mountain troops which are a completely different thing.

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sgtgimbly Apr 15 2011 says:

Those skins are exactly like in bk mod.....nice work !

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tigerace34 Apr 18 2011 says:

if there is a next update what will it be about??????

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Maltix Apr 24 2011 says:

The German Foreign Legion?

lol. jks

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happy81 May 15 2011 says:


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